"World Town" as written by Mathangi Arulpragasam and David James Andrew Taylor....
A ni ni ni ni
A ni ni ni ni
A ni ni ni ni
A ni ni ni ni

Sick of all the shit that's keeping me down
If your dead from the waist down
It's easy staying down
I never thought about it twice
But you do pay the price
It ain't your weekly cash
That feeds my mum the rice

Yo, don't be calling me desperate
When I'm knocking on the door
Every wall you build
I'll knock it down to the floor

See me see me bubbling quietly
See me see me acting like you ain't met me
See me see me bubbling quietly
See me see me acting like you ain't met me

Hands up! (a ni ni ni ni)
Guns out! (a ni ni ni ni)
Represent (a ni ni ni ni)
The world town (a ni ni ni ni)[2x]

Hands up!
Guns out!
Represent
The world town,
Represent The world town[2x]

Look at what you did, you done it before
Every little dollar just keeps me down more
I never had you on my side, bubbling on my side
Why they tell me different when they make me explodified

Yo, don't be calling me desperate
When I'm knocking on the door
Every wall you build
I'll knock it down to the floor

See me see me bubbling quietly
See me see me acting like you ain't met me
See me see me bubbling quietly
See me see me acting like you ain't met me[2x]

Hands up! (a ni ni ni ni)
Guns out! (a ni ni ni ni)
Represent (a ni ni ni ni)
The world town (a ni ni ni ni)[2x]

Hands up!
Guns out!
Represent
The world town, Represent The World Town, Represent The World

Hands up! (a ni ni ni ni)
Guns out! (a ni ni ni ni)
Represent (a ni ni ni ni)
The world town (a ni ni ni ni)[2x]
Hands up! (a ni ni ni ni)
Guns out! (a ni ni ni ni)
Represent (a ni ni ni ni)
The world town (a ni ni ni ni)[2x]

Hands up!
Guns out!
Represent
The world town, Represent The World Town, Represent The World ,Represent The World


Lyrics submitted by lalunacreciente

"World Town" as written by Writer Unknown Dave Taylor

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    General Comment"It was a TV project about child soldiers. The subject matter was something I was really interested in. At the same time, Liberia is a devastated place. They probably need [the help] more than anyone else on the planet right now. So I went to Liberia and played ‘World Town’ to these African kids. "

    I think this is about child soldiers. M.I.A said in an interview, "When I wrote that song I felt like such an outsider. This was a personal, weird thing—I hoped [it would] translate, and it does, and it did. "
    killstaron August 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentM.I.A. has truly explored problems in the world others have never touched,...or even if they have touched the issues they never made it so raw and personal. Even though shes not from Liberia she feels the pain and wants to "discuss" her passion for the issue through her "fuck y'all this what i mutha fuck'n think" music. She bashes whats goin down in the most beautiful way.
    azile358on April 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentloooove it
    tetsco!on October 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song
    technicolouredon December 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat does she refer to as "the world town"?
    killstar: is it liberia?

    x
    birganon February 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is fucking awesome.
    The Lawloratoron March 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"world town" could be any 3rd world country/town fighting for economic or governmental independence. Again, alot of the lyrics are reminiscent of Sri Lankan war propaganda. The Liberation Tigers in Sri Lanka have been accused of using 10 year old boys to fight for their cause.
    nxdfon May 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkillstar and nxdf seem to have it down pat.
    megustamegustaon August 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn the thank you section of Kala's booklet she says some thing like I thank the person who told said the world is my town and my religion is to do good. Something like that.
    Outreon June 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think shes prob talking bout ppl hu work for the western world like factory workers... how we know about them, and what happens but we dont do anything to help them. we keep them down... "it aint ur weekly price that feeds my mumthe rice" might be saying that us donating a few dollars to charities isnt doing much good, and the people arnt surviving off our small charity, its their own wits, etc
    jewlcomstoneon December 29, 2009   Link

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